My real name is Юрій Пероганич in Ukrainian. I have been a practicing (volunteer) Wikipedian for many years; my home wiki is the Ukrainian Wikipedia, but I make occasional contributions on the Polish and English Wikipedias as well.
I have a strong background in software engineering, international law and an abiding interest in literature, history and open access.
I am a General Director of the Association of IT Enterprises of Ukraine — a «chamber of commerce» for member companies.
With my wife Tanya we have founded and develop a web portal about the Ukrainian Artists and Art «Ukrainian Woman», http://ukrainka.org.ua
- What I do here
- (Content) Writing and improving articles for Wikipedia and other projects
- (Organizational) Developing the Wikimedia Ukraine chapter.
- Translations. Sometimes I translate English->Ukrainian and Russian->Ukrainian
- Participation in the Wikimedia projects
- I am an initiator and a founder of the Wikimedia Ukraine. I used to serve as its Board Member and Executive Director (since 2009 to 2013), and in its Auditing Committee (in 2015).
- No 17 most active editor in the history of Ukrainian Wikipedia, made about 70 000 edits, started more than 2400 new articles.
- I am an administrator and one of major publishers at WMUA weblog, see http://wikimediaukraine.wordpress.com/, organised several press-conferences, dozens of press-peleases. Monitoring media coverage of the Ukrainian Wikipedia.
- Negotiated transmission to free licenses several books
- FDC member (2012–2014)
- The extent and nature of my participation in other free knowledge, free software, collaborative and/or educational initiatives other than the Wikimedia projects.
- I have launched and support an Art web portal «Жінка–УКРАЇНКА» for publications about artists and art, using the CC BY licenses
- I have launched several and support two MediaWiki based websites - http://uk.compu.wikia.com, and http://movahistory.org.ua.
- Take part in developing and lobbying of ongoing initiatives to incorporate Free Licenses and Freedom of Panorama to Ukrainian Civil Code.
- E-mail: perohanychgmail.com
- FB: perohanych
- skype: perohanych
- cell: +38 067 505 1201